People have used birth control methods for thousands of years. Today, we have many safe and effective birth control methods available.
You help you find the method that is best for you. There are many different types that are available to you, such as birth control pills, patches or an intrauterine (IUD) device like Mirena, Liletta, Paragard or Nexplanon.
All methods have a chance of failure. When a method is used correctly each time, failure rates are lower. Any method of birth control described here can work well if it is used correctly.
We’ll help you choose a method you will be able to use on a regular basis. If your method fails, you may want to consider emergency contraception.
When choosing a method of birth control, you should think about preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Use of condoms is the best way to prevent STIs. They should be used with other methods if you are at risk of STIs.
Know how it works
No matter which method of birth control you choose, be sure that you know how it works, how to use it and what side effects may occur.
Even with methods that do not need a prescription, you need to learn how to use the method. The more you know about birth control and your own needs, the easier it will be to choose a method that's right for you.
Schedule an appointment with our providers to see which option would be best for you.